Banker asked me whether "you know of any good IT bios, or books related to gaming or animation or coding that are interesting enough to a layperson". So, I came up with: Hackers and Painters Sampler: Why smart people have bad ideas Joel on Software, the book Sampler: Hitting the High Notes Any other recommendations? … Continue reading Insightful books about Computing
There's an article in the Times of India today on the presence of the Y, A and G companies in Bangalore: (Click on the image to view it in full size) It's nice to see the media showing that cool stuff does get done in Bangalore. As you can see, the Y! Bangalore R&D team … Continue reading Y, A and G
I heard that Reliance InfoComm is offering broadband connections of 128 K speed, 10 GB limit for Rs 750 per month. Has anybody else heard/tried this? That's heck of a lot better than the 1 GB limit that I have with Sify right now. There have been too many horror stories about Broadband ISPs for … Continue reading Broadband
PodcastAwards is a neat site to find good podcasts. Maybe I'll vote for CoverVille. I'm also downloading some podcasts that play podsafe Jazz music. It's funny how podcasting is such a great brand word that is helping Apple even though it isn't specific to iPods. After all, you can just play the mp3s on your … Continue reading Podcast Awards
Just discovered a new shortcut for the Dictionary in Mac OS X Tiger - Press Cmd-Ctrl-D and voila, it shows the meanings of the selected word in my browser! P.S. In case you are wondering, I'm reading the RSS feed for Sepia Mutiny. Update: The shortcut works everywhere, not just the browser. Update: Premshree has … Continue reading Tiger Dictionary
Well, if you thought the ycantpark photo pool was funny, this one's even funnier: (from an IM conversation) (12:12:20) Kapil: yesterday we were discussing about the population explosion at y! Bangalore. here is the proof: I cant get a ip for my pbook coz all the ips are exhausted. so if I want to connect … Continue reading The other parking problem
Siddharth Uppal asked about a REST API for Yahoo! 360° and it seems that it is in the works.
.... asks Vijayalaxmi in The Telegraph newspaper. Excerpt: Unfortunately, figures on the number of women who blog in India are simply not available. But anecdotal evidence suggests that women write about personal or social issues, unlike men who focus on work-related issues. For instance, there are more chances of a male IT engineer running a … Continue reading Where are the Indian IT women bloggers?
This is one of those things that nobody is willing to talk about, but something has to be done about it. Jasmeen Patheja has started the Blank Noise project to address street harassment, commonly known as eve teasing. More information is in this Deccan Herald article. If you think eve teasing doesn't happen and you … Continue reading Street Harassment
Django is here.